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cole Victoria-Albert School
May 2017 Newsletter
Inside this issue:
Nursery & Kindergarten Registration
Classroom New Have a peek at what
your childs classroom
has been up to.
Grade 6 Farewell
* May 8 - No School
Non Instructional Day
* May 22 - No School
* May 1- Lunch Program
Fees are due
* May 31 - Grade 6 Immunizations
Principal, Nelia Husack Vice Principal, Marla Tran Phone Number 204-943-3459 110 Ellen Street, R3A 1A1
Students continue to focus on their work and try their very best, as we head into the final months of the school year. It is still so important to continue reading with your child every evening! Thank you so much for your support and for all that you do in helping your child succeed at school!
Spring means field trips to many interesting places. It is important for all children to attend because these outings are valuable learning experiences that support what your child has learned in the classroom. On the day of the field trip remember to dress your child for the weather and in comfortable clothingespecially for those outdoor experiences. You may also need to send your child
with a bag lunch that doesnt need heating. Please watch for notes letting you know about upcoming trips. Thank you to all our students in Rooms 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 24 and their families who attended our spring musical The Best Little Theatre in Town. It was a huge success which highlighted the many talents of our students. Registration is still open for Nursery, Kindergarten and French Immersion classes. Please remind your child to always dress for the weather as May brings showers and sometimes snow. We are the lucky recipients of the pay it forward lunch from cole Robert H. Smith School. On Friday May 26th all of our grade 1-6 students will receive a free pizza lunch. Merci cole Robert H. Smith School!
FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM
cole Victoria-Albert School
A French Immersion Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5 will be offered at cole
Victoria-Albert School in September 2016. This program was created in response to the growing student
enrolment in French Immersion. The program will continue to expand and will include Grade 6 by the 2018-
2019 school year. Our French Immersion catchment area includes the following schools:
* Cecil Rhodes School * Clifton School * cole Sacr-Coeur
* Fort Rouge School * John M. King School * Pinkham School
* Principal Sparling School * Sargent Park School * Sister MacNamara School
* Wellington School * Weston School * Dufferin School
Bussing is available for students who live in our French Immersion catchment area and who are 1.6
kilometers or further away from the school.
WE ARE NOW REGISTERING STUDENTS FOR NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN
2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR
To register please bring your lease agreement or tax bill along with your Manitoba Health Card. If
you are new to Canada, please bring your Landed Immigration documents.
Children who will be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 are eligible for Kindergarten class. Children who will be 4 years old by December 31, 2017 are eligible for Nursery class.
Children who attended Nursery this year will be given preference for Kindergarten for September.
Please come to the school office to register your child between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We listened to the story " The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
by Eric Carle. Then as part of a Math center we finger
painted the caterpillar bodies according to the number.
The numbers ranged from 1-10. Here we are making 7
fingerprints with green paint for the 7th caterpillar. We
did this for all the 10 caterpillars. Of course the 10th
caterpillar was the longest!
Room 122 PM
Room 123 AM & PM
This month in the morning and afternoon classes, the students in Room 123 have been
learning about fish. We have continued to find fun ways to recognize alphabet letters
and spell words. We are learning to add groups of numbers, read simple books and
write stories. The children enjoyed painting their fish to go on our bulletin board in
We have been learning to sing a Spring song called "Si tu aimes
The song involves performing action words. Here we are singing
the song and touching the ceiling (touche le plafond). We have
lots of fun performing different actions and learning the name of
the actions in French. The English version is the song" If you are
happy and you know it".
We have been learning about Spring in room 7. We have been working on learning
new French vocabulary for all of the things we see in the Springtime. We know the
French words for all of our Spring clothing, the weather, flowers, and all kinds of
insects! We have read a lot of books on insects and learned about their life cycles.
We even made our favourite bugs and insects out of modelling clay.
We have also learned about all of the new things that come alive in Spring and
about planting a beautiful and colourful garden that will attract butterflies. We
made our own painted paper and planted a spring garden in our hallway by
making flowers, birds, butterflies, and insects out of our paper. It was good
practice for us because we will be planting a live butterfly garden in the school
yard later this Spring. Stop by just outside our classroom to see our rainbow
Grade 1, French Immersion
As the weather gets warmer and the seasons change from winter to spring, the students in room
13 continue to learn about animals and living things. The students eagerly made nests outside for
birds to make their homes in. The class is learning about the different things that living things need
in order to grow and be healthy. We gathered branches from outside so that we could make an
experiment to see if water would cause leaves to grow out of the buds that had formed on the
branches. Here are the children drawing the changes that we saw happening as the branches used
the water we put them in!
Room 122 AM
For the month of April room 122 A.M. has been studying under sea animals. We have been reading
a lot of books about all kinds of sea animals. We have been learning numbers and letters with our
sea animals too. The students have been working every day to add to our mural and to find a
deeper understanding of the sea animals through art, stories, and video.
In Room 8 we have had a fantastic start to Spring! During our Water and Air inquiry we learned
about the water cycle, how water is transported to our taps, how to keep water and the Earth
clean, and that many communities like some First Nations reserves do not have clean water. On
World Water Day, the students decided that it was important for us to write letters to our
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. We worked very hard to write persuasive letters and went for a
walk to send them in the mail! We are hoping that one day all communities in Canada will have
access to clean drinking water. Next up to discover in our classroom learning: endangered
We have had a very productive and enjoyable learning month! The students have been working
hard to improve their reading and writing skills. They have been learning to write personal stories
using a beginning, middle, and end. They have been learning to check their writing by reading it to
make sure it makes sense and revising by adding more details to their writing and pictures. The
students have also been creating their own books and sharing them with each other.
The students have been working on math investigations to learn and use math
strategies as well as to develop their problem solving skills. The investigations also
give the students the opportunity to work together and figure out which math
strategies to use to solve problems using real life situations.
We have accomplished many things in our class over the past couple of months!
The most important one was completing and publishing our Small Moments Stories.
On Thursday, March 16th, we had a Book Release Party to celebrate our
accomplishments and share our stories with other adults in the school. We were
thrilled when approximately 16 different adults turned out to hear us read our
stories. We enjoyed a fancy snack and Mrs. Hardman toasted our hard work with
some punch in wine glasses, just like real authors would have! It was a great time!
We have continued our writing by learning about Canadian animals and writing